Happy and sustainable 2013 ! (starting season 7)

Dear visitors, readers and subscribers. Today, January 2nd, this humble blog turns SIX. As this is the first 2013 post, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and sustainable year 2012 ! I have tried from day one to bring you a selection of the latest news and best… Continue reading Happy and sustainable 2013 ! (starting season 7)

Another year, another CO2 emissions record

This is getting really worrying. To the German renewable energy institute, global CO2 emissions rose by 2.5 percent in 2011. The IEA on its side saw a 3.2 percent increase. Global emissions are now 50 percent higher than in 1990. This is taking place as respected organizations such as the World Bank, the IEA and… Continue reading Another year, another CO2 emissions record

21 initiatives to bridge the gap

” Given the big fail at the Rio+20 conference, it is clear that a top down approach by national governments around the world alone won’t cut our emissions enough to avoid a rise of temperatures below 2°C compared to pre industrial levels.” ” Based on this, our civilization has to find a solution, or rather… Continue reading 21 initiatives to bridge the gap

2°C temperature rise to be expected by 2052

According to the latest report by the Club of Rome, the average global temperature could increase by two degrees Celsius if nothing were done beforehand. Such an increase is seen a dangerous as it would enable positive feedback mechanisms – such as drying up of the Amazon or melting permafrost in Siberia –  to be… Continue reading 2°C temperature rise to be expected by 2052

Global collapse could occur by 2030

It seems the great Albert Einstein was right all along when he stated that “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Indeed, according to Care2 : In 1972, MIT researchers published “Limits to Growth.” In it, they used models to analyze economic data, and predicted that if civilization… Continue reading Global collapse could occur by 2030

Collapse, how societies choose to fail or succeed

The book I review today is an excellent one on history, geography and sustainable development. Dr. Jared Diamond’s idea when writing it was to compile facts and figures about societies’ collapses and failures. This is done in order to allow us not to repeat the same mistakes done by the Maya, the Vikings in Greenland… Continue reading Collapse, how societies choose to fail or succeed